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RNB Retail and Brands moves to Q4 profit
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:24:00 GMT


Scandinavian retail business RNB Retail and Brands has moved to a profit and booked an increase in sales in its fourth-quarter.
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US apparel prices decline in September
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:42:00 GMT


Apparel prices in the US dropped in September, for a second consecutive month, according to new figures.
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Debenhams FY profits tumble on discounting
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:03:00 GMT


UK department store retailer Debenhams saw its profits tumble in last fiscal due to the impact of sales on last year's warm winter weather and heavy discounting during its crucial Christmas period.
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Skechers shares slide as costs hit Q3 profit
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:15:00 GMT


US shoe maker Skechers USA saw its share price slide after recording third-quarter earnings that were hurt by foreign exchange losses and warehousing costs.
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Safety Commission facing responsive challenges
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:10:00 GMT


The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is facing challenges in responding to product safety risks and is reviewing potential improvements, a US government report has stated.
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Living wage campaigns get underway in Africa
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:41:00 GMT


Action plans are being developed in several African countries to push for living wages, with unions across the region agreeing to work towards this goal.
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New hires help upgrade Crocs management team
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:23:00 GMT


US footwear business Crocs has made a number of key management appointments intended to help the company to turn its fortunes around.
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Transparency boosts Cambodia factory improvements
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:17:00 GMT


Transparent reporting of garment factory compliance in Cambodia is continuing to help to improve conditions for workers, according to a new report.
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Colombia trade minister vows to aid struggling exporters
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:39:00 GMT


Colombia's Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Cecilia Alvarez-Correa has pledged to support the country's beleaguered textile exporters at a time when imports outpace exports three-to-one.
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Aalfs selects tool to manage Nicaragua production
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:38:00 GMT


Apparel maker Aalfs Uno SA is implementing NGC's Shop Floor Control platform to help manage operations at its denim and twill manufacturing plant in Nicaragua.
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Kering promotes Flore to Brioni CEO
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:12:00 GMT


French luxury goods group Kering has promoted Gianluca Flore to CEO of its Italian men's wear brand Brioni, replacing Francesco Pesci.
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Shoe Zone FY profit to meet expectations
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:34:00 GMT


Shoe Zone has said its earnings for the year will be in line with expectations having had the best August in its history followed by a slow September, with a late start to the boot season.
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EU strikes trade deal with East African Community
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:16:00 GMT


The European Union (EU) and five East African nations - including Kenya - have agreed a new comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) allowing duty-free exports between the two regions.
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Stakeholders urge quick conclusion to US port talks
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:18:00 GMT


Around 104 organisations - including those representing US apparel, retail and footwear firms - have joined forces to urge unions to conclude West Coast ports talks amid growing concerns over delayed shipments.
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SuperGroup management reshuffle shows "strategic ambition"
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:36:00 GMT


SuperGroup's management reshuffle, which involves the appointment of Euan Sutherland as CEO, shows "strategic ambition" by the retailer, analysts believe.
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Eight injured in Cambodia clothing factory collapse
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:45:00 GMT


At least eight workers at a clothing factory in Cambodia's Takeo province have been injured after the floor collapsed yesterday (21 October).
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Stakeholders urge quick conclusion to port talks
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:18:00 GMT


Around 104 organisations have joined forces to urge unions to conclude port talks to allay growing concerns of thousands of businesses relying on the West Coast ports for supply chain operations.
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SuperGroup reshuffle shows "strategic ambition"
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:36:00 GMT


SuperGroup's management reshuffle, which involves the appointment of Euan Sutherland as CEO, shows "strategic ambition" by the retailer, analysts believe.
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SuperGroup appoints Sutherland to CEO role
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:17:00 GMT


Superdry brand owner SuperGroup has appointed non-executive director Euan Sutherland as group chief executive to replace Julian Dunkerton.
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Anya Hindmarch to deploy apparel PLM
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:31:00 GMT


Handbag designer Anya Hindmarch has selected Centric Software's Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, to support its growth ambitions.
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Finish Line appoints Sato as president
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:22:00 GMT


US athletic apparel and footwear retailer The Finish Line has appointed Samuel Sato, formerly president if the Finish Line brand, as group president.
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Crocs appoints business transformation SVP
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:23:00 GMT


US footwear business Crocs has made a number of key management appointments, including that of global business transformation SVP as the company looks to turn its fortunes around.
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New CEOs for Bottega Veneta and Christopher Kane
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:15:00 GMT


French luxury goods group Kering has appointed new chief executives for its Bottega Veneta and Christopher Kane brands as part of a management reshuffle.
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Sears seeks to raise more cash
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:30:00 GMT


Sears Holdings has announced its intention to raise as much as US$625m through an unsecured loan and equity warrants in a bid to generate additional liquidity and shore up its balance sheet.
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Transparency boosting Cambodia factory improvements
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:17:00 GMT


Transparent reporting of garment factory compliance in Cambodia is continuing to help to improve conditions for workers, according to a new report.
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H&M and The North Face commit to responsible down
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:17:00 GMT


Leading international brands including H&M, Eddie Bauer, The North Face and Marmot have committed to using responsibly sourced and traceable down in their products.
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Kering appoints Bottega and Christopher Kane CEOs
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:15:00 GMT


French luxury goods group Kering has appointed new chief executives for its Bottega Veneta and Christopher Kane brands as part of a management reshuffle.
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Gerber adds to team with Software Solutions head
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:40:00 GMT


Gerber Technology has named Karsten Newbury as vice president and general manager of its Software Solutions, in a move the company says strengthens its focus on providing integrated tools for the fashion industry.
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Ascena's Justice & Brothers CEO Rayden retires
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:40:00 GMT


Michael Rayden, the president and CEO of the Justice & Brothers subsidiary of US fashion business Ascena Retail Group, is to retire.
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US consumers plan to spend more this holiday season
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:07:00 GMT


An annual survey has found that consumers plan to increase their spending this holiday season, with online sales set to take an even greater share of the prize than last year.
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Asos FY profit drop: What the analysts say
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:05:00 GMT


Online apparel retailer Asos this morning (21 October) booked a mixed set of full-year results as sales climbed but profits fell due to the strong pound, operational investments and the impact from its warehouse fire. Analysts gave a mixed view of the results.
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Cotton support programmes affect export competitiveness
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:47:00 GMT


Countries with policies that support cotton prices above the world level could be reducing the competitiveness of their cotton and textile exports - especially yarn and fabric - a new report suggests.
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Asos FY profit dips on strong pound
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:54:00 GMT


Online apparel retailer Asos has booked a mixed set of full-year results as sales climbed but profits fell due to the strong pound, operational investments and the impact from its warehouse fire.
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Bangladesh taps factory inspectors ahead of review
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:37:00 GMT


The Bangladesh government says it is moving ahead with the recruitment of an additional 200 factory inspectors as a key European meeting took place today (20 October) to review the country's progress in improving labour rights, working conditions and factory safety.
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Blank Generation to deploy apparel PLM
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:15:00 GMT


Design, fashion and licensing business Blank Generation has become the first US customer for South African product lifecycle management (PLM) software firm iSyncSolutions.
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Warm weather hits UK shopper traffic
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:52:00 GMT


UK shopper numbers are forecast to improve in October, despite being hit by unusually warm weather in September.
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Steve Madden cuts outlook after "disappointing" Q3
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:33:00 GMT


US footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has lowered its full-year outlook on the back of "disappointing" third-quarter results.
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Checkpoint enhances RFID print shop capabilities
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:02:00 GMT


US-based product identification manufacturer Checkpoint Systems has enhanced the capabilities of its Check-net print shops, allowing for quicker printing, encoding and testing of RFID labels.
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TAL Apparel leads $12m funding in Metail virtual fit tool
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:46:00 GMT


Virtual fitting room company Metail has raised a further US$12m in funding led by Hong Kong based TAL Apparel, one of the world's leading garment suppliers.
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Primark inks US lease deal with Sears Holdings
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:09:00 GMT


UK value fashion retailer Primark has inked a deal with Sears Holdings which will see it lease space in seven stores in the US, a move that could be a sign of things to come.
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Cotton support programmes affect competitiveness
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:47:00 GMT


Countries with policies that support cotton prices above the world level could reduce their export competitiveness for both cotton and textiles, especially yarn and fabric, the latest forecasts show.
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Top stories last week on just-style...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:42:00 GMT


The most-read stories on just-style last week included a look at the impact of China tightening up on corporate social responsibility, analyst opinion on JC Penney's new CEO, and an overview of Glenn Murphy's seven-year tenure at Gap.
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UK textile wages lowest of all manufacturing sectors
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:35:00 GMT


Productivity in the UK textile, clothing and leather goods sector is lagging that of other manufacturing industries, new figures suggest, as it struggles to recover the strong growth seen prior to the economic downturn.
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Metail to develop e-commerce through funding
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:46:00 GMT


Virtual fitting room company Metail has closed a further US$12m of funding to develop its mobile offering and advance its user ecosystem.
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VF Corp ups guidance as Q3 earnings climb
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:30:00 GMT


Apparel and footwear giant VF Corp has upped its full-year earnings outlook as it revealed "strong" third-quarter revenue and profit growth.
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UK consumer confidence at highest for 3 years
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:03:00 GMT


Consumer confidence is at its highest level for three years in the UK, according to new figures, driven by improving sentiment on levels of income and debt.
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Coats to open new zip factory in Bangladesh
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:15:00 GMT


Industrial thread major Coats Plc is planning to open a new state-of-the-art zips factory in Bangladesh to meet growing demand from global brands and retailers sourcing apparel and footwear in the country.
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Adidas "Reebok sale" would be admittance of defeat
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:17:00 GMT


Should Jynwel Capital succeed in a reported deal to acquire Adidas' Reebok brand, it would be an admittance of defeat by the sports giant, analysts believe.
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UK textile sector productivity lagging
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:35:00 GMT


Despite the strong productivity growth of the UK textiles sector prior to the economic downturn, it remains below that of other manufacturing industries in the country at present, new figures show.
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Nylon producer NILIT buys Invista's Brazil unit
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:00:00 GMT


US nylon producer NILIT has acquired Invista's Americana, Brazil manufacturing site, with intent to continue the site's nylon 6.6 operations.
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Cargill to "close Zimbabwe operations"
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:00:00 GMT


International conglomerate Cargill is understood to have closed its Zimbabwe cotton business citing operational challenges.
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US holiday shopping expected "early and often"
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:14:00 GMT


Around three out of five shoppers will begin shopping for the holiday season early this year, new figures suggest.
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Outdoor industry's future must be more inclusive
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:40:00 GMT


"The outdoors is not just for the hardcore outdoorsman," declared NPD's chief industry analyst for sports and leisure trends, Marshal Cohen, at last week's Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Rendezvous, which took place in Asheville, North Carolina.
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Steve Madden faces lawsuit over 'Zumba Bootie'
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:55:00 GMT


US footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has had a trademark lawsuit filed against it by Florida fitness company Zumba Fitness.
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New German Textile Alliance faces industry opposition
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:21:00 GMT


Germany this week launched an alliance of industry groups to work towards concrete improvements in social and environmental standards in the textile and apparel industry - but has faced refusals to join by some organisations.
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Holiday shopping expected early and often
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:14:00 GMT


Around three out of five shoppers will begin shopping for the holiday season early this year, new figures suggest.
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Fire and safety events to converge on Bangladesh
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:52:00 GMT


Several events are set to converge on the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka in December, including the Second International Trade Expo for Building and Fire Safety.
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Marks & Spencer to extend mobile phone monitoring
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:55:00 GMT


Retailer Marks & Spencer is planning to extend a programme that allows it to survey workers in its clothing supplier factories on their mobile phones, following the success of a one-year trial of the scheme.
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Rise in Bangladesh unions leads to calls for cooperation
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:29:00 GMT


The "dramatic" increase in the number of new trade unions in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry over the last 18 months has also led to calls for greater trust between workers and employers.
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Kering to source crocodile skins from Madagascar
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:07:00 GMT


Luxury goods group Kering, owner of the Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Saint Laurent brands, is backing a project to support the sustainable supply of crocodile skins in Madagascar.
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Urban Outfitters negative sales trend continues
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:07:00 GMT


US lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters said the negative comparable retail sales it reported in September have continued into its third-quarter.
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Jimmy Choo IPO could boost store count by 50%
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:33:00 GMT


High-end footwear and accessories brand Jimmy Choo could increase its store count by 50% over the next five years, fuelled by cash generated from the sell-off of shares, analysts believe.
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Destination Maternity expands into Israel
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:53:00 GMT


Destination Maternity is to expand into Israel through an international franchise agreement with H&O Fashion Ltd, one of the country's most dominant fashion-retail chains.
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Germany's Textile Alliance faces refusals
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:21:00 GMT


Germany this week launched its Textile Alliance, designed to achieve concrete improvements in social and environmental standards in the textile and apparel industry, but has faced refusals to join by some organisations.
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Impasse on WTO trade package will have "dramatic" impact
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:18:00 GMT


The Foreign Trade Association (FTA) has called for the immediate ratification of the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation, warning of "dramatic consequences" for international commerce.
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International Cotton Association appoints Lea president
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:13:00 GMT


The International Cotton Association (ICA) has appointed Jordan Lea as its president as part of a newly-elected leadership team.
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Shop Direct promotes Jones to deputy CEO role
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:25:00 GMT


Online retailer Shop Direct, operator of the Very and Littlewoods brands, has promoted Gareth Jones to the role of deputy CEO.
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French Connection commits to stop selling angora
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:46:00 GMT


French Connection has become the latest firm to join a group of apparel companies in banning the use on angora from its future collections following pressure from animal rights group PETA.
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Canada files WTO dispute against China duties
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:01:00 GMT


Canada has filed a complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and sought consultations over China's imposition of dumping duties against its exports of a wood pulp used to make rayon for the apparel industry.
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DAK Americas to expand textile PSF capacity
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:35:00 GMT


PET resin producer DAK Americas is undertaking a project to increase capacity of textile Polyester Staple Fiber (PSF) production at its Cooper River Site in South Carolina.
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RedTag deploys supply chain software for growth
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:49:00 GMT


Middle East fast fashion firm RedTag has deployed Infor Supply Chain Execution (SCE) software for its Dubai distribution centre.
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Sears Holdings commences rights offering
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:40:00 GMT


Sears Holdings Corp commenced its rights offering, through which it plans to raise up to US$380m by selling off the majority of its stake in Sears Canada to generate additional liquidity.
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DyStar reduces overall emissions in 2013
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:12:00 GMT


Singapore-based dye manufacturer DyStar said it was able to reduce overall emissions in 2013, as it outlined its sustainability achievements for 2013.
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Costco makes China debut through deal with Alibaba
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:29:00 GMT


US warehouse retailer Costco is making its first move into China by opening an online store on Alibaba Group's Tmall global website.
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China tightens up on corporate social responsibility
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:10:00 GMT


Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environmentally and socially responsible, ahead of an anticipated tightening of government restrictions.
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